As part of the 5th edition PSL 2020 – Trophy unveiling ceremony, the Squash Legend Great Jahangir Khan, will carry the Trophy silverware and hand it over to the defending captain Sarfaraz Ahmed of Quetta Gladiators. After which the trophy will be unveiled by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani in the presence of six franchise owners and captains.
The trophy unveiling ceremony is on 20th February at National Stadium, Karachi and is scheduled to start around 3.30pm.
From the 5th season onwards, the PSL 2020 trophy will be perpetual and each year the winning team will have their name engraved on it.
The newly designed trophy, designed by Ottewill Silversmits, a U.K. based manufacturer, is studded with a three-dimensional star and a crescent on top, which represent Pakistan. The 65-centimetre-long trophy weighs eight kilograms and has multi-coloured enamel strips around it to encapsulate different colours of the vibrant nation.
According to PCB Pakistan Cricket Board:
Jahangir Khan said: “It will be truly a remarkable moment for me to play a role in the unveiling of the HBL PSL 2020 trophy. I am looking forward to the ceremony.
“The PCB has done a wonderful job in the resumption of top-flight cricket in the country and the success of the HBL PSL 2020 is going to send a profound message to the world that Pakistan is safe. I hope that with the success of this event, international teams belonging to other sports will also travel to Pakistan and this will spark a sporting culture which we have been missing over the last few decades.
“I wish the PCB all the best for what will be an exciting tournament. HBL PSL keeps every Pakistani glued to their TV sets and I will be following it keenly.”
For his extraordinary achievements in squash courts all over the world, Jahangir’s name has become synonymous to the game. The great Pakistani athlete holds a record for the longest winning streak for any sportsman with 555 consecutive wins over almost six years.